Jacobi, Johannes: Regimen contra pestilentiam.

[Antwerp:  Mathias van der Goes, ca. 1486-87]
4to.   a6.   [6] leaves (a6 blank).
ISTC ij00003500;  GW 13781;  Goff Suppl. J3a;  ILC 1291.

Although often attributed in incunable editions to Benedictus Kamisius, Kamintus, Canutus or Kanuti (erroneously identified with Bengt Knutsson, bishop of Västerâs), the author is probably Johannes Jacobi (i.e. Jean Jasme or Jacme) – cf. Bod-inc J-001.
Dated on paper evidence (WILC);  dated [ca. 1486-91] in GW and in W. & L. Hellinga, The fifteenth-century printing types of the Low Countries (Amsterdam:  1966).

GIP number: J1
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.18 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together;  bound with Magninus Mediolanensis,  Regimen sanitatis.  Louvain:  Johannes de Westfalia, 1486 (M7).
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Z.10.12”.
Binding: 18th-century calf;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  red-edged leaves.   Size:  216 x 150 mm.
Leaf size: 210 x 142 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Opening of text of Jacobi, Johannes: Regimen contra pestilentiam